Handbooks of intelligence

Sometimes, one sees references to this or that handbook of intelligence. I have not previously read any of these, not even in part, because I could not find any anywhere online. However, today I took a new look and found to my surprise three such books:

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.). (2000). Handbook of intelligence. Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.). (2004). International handbook of intelligence. Cambridge University Press.

Sternberg, R. J., & Kaufman, S. B. (Eds.). (2011). The Cambridge handbook of intelligence. Cambridge University Press.

I was actually looking for one chapter in the first book:

Loehlin, John (2000). “Group Differences in Intelligence”. In Robert J. Sternberg. The Handbook of Intelligence. Cambridge University Press

which I saw on Wikipedia when I was re-reading the Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study study article. Skimming the contents of the books, leaves one not surprised given that the editor is Sternberg who does little quality research himself, endlessly promotes his triarchic theory even tho every study I’ve seen of it shows that it does not fit the data better than traditional g models, and despite it lacking support from mainstream scholars in the field.

One might thus wonder why Sternberg edits all these books, if his opinions are not mainstream. One can only speculate, but presumably because he’s at a rich university and has politically respectable opinions. Surely, printing these behemoth books costs a fortune.

Still, some of the chapters are by respectable authors (looking at the newest handbook, I see: Mackintosh, Fagan, Haier, Nettelbeck, Rindermann, Deary, and Hunt), and will surely be useful to have access to. :)